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still looks brighter than the past and that the best days for this country we love are still ahead. thank you, everybody. god bless you. god bless america. >> that was president obama, who just finished a landmark speech on inequality, economic fairness, and opportunity, speaking in one of the poorest areas of the nation's capital. the president's remarks come at a time when 11.5 million americans cannot find a job and workers' wages have never been lower. at the same time, corporate profits are soaring and the stock market is regularly hitting all-time highs. these disparities have become too stark to ignore, and in his speech, the president issued something of a warning call for the american dream. >> the basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed. the idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on earth is heartbreaking enough. but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. and it should c
being with us tonight here. and thank you, president obama, of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> good evening, americans. from the north country in detroit lakes, minnesota, where it's below zero. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> solid hiring. >> steady progress. >> larry hein. >> mcdonald's corporation has well over the money to pay us what we deserve. >> they're protesting their salaries. >> we work too damn hard. >> waiting on that pepper, julio. >> give workers a living wage and real shot at the american dream. >> don't simply feed fish. >> give me that fish! >> what they're demanding is $15 an hour in pay. $7.25, which equates to a little more than $15,000 a year. >> we all got to start small, but not that small. >> they also want to form unions without what they call employer retaliation. >> don't give me any lip. >> fast food workers aren't just, you know, simple people. >> wants the to come out of their office and live our life for one month. do it for one month
. >> a whole lot of weather affecting a big chunk of the country. thanks, indra. >>> president obama declaring an end to the war on budget deficits and pledging to fight the deficit of opportunity for the poor and middle class. in a speech wednesday on his economic priorities, the president said the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy. he focused on the gap between the rich and the poor and making the case for raising the minimum wage to more than $10. while extending unemployment benefits. >> we know that we're going to have greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty and that is why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below it was than when harry truman was in office. >> republican leaders quickly took issue with the president's poach. house speaker john boehner suggesting the president's policies crea
phrasing there, is much more important than the fiscal deficit, the yearly fiscal deficit in this country which he points out is actually shrchging in his administration john. >> point out, this issue about the young people are disappointed with president and congress. >> part of the obama coalition that got him elected twice is young people, so-called millennials. folks at harvard has a unit that polled these folks. 18 to 25, bad news for the president, festival his approval rating down to 41%. that is a reflection of the population at large but down 11% since just this spring. and john earlier the president did some work to shore up the forecast, the so-called -- shore up the rveght affordable care a% of millennials disapprove of the affordable care act. have no plans to sign up. that's disappointing news. >> the numbers behind inequality could be surprising for many. jonathan betz has a closer look at what the president says is an economic inequality gap. >> simply put the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer. first off, what does this mean? the median income for an
care act, obama care right now and people are talking about it all over the country and it's a great opportunity for republicans. for to us have a huge year like we did in 1994 we'll have to have the sort of alternatives that bill is talking about. do you hear that, whether it's republican governor's association or in washington now, there is that understanding. i would be stunned if you didn't see a variety of alternatives. >> david gregory for those running for re-election and all the negative messages that are in this narrative right now in terms of obama care how fair are they and how hard of a slog will it be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it will be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successful with the website. they have to have more positive stories that flood the marketplace and the media. look at story after story, morning after morning we're having this conversation of what the difficulties are, what the andy poling is, what we simply are confused by. they are going the need so much success even that's going to lag before they get to a pla
country's leaders past and present. we heard from president obama last night. let's go to the white house now and hear from brianna keilar. this was a personal moment for barack obama who talked about the influence of nelson mandela when he was a young man. >> reporter: that's right, john. it was just huge. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forw
-backed protests, demanding 15 bucks an hour. and president obama agreeing it's time for a raise in the minimum wage. >> i'm going to keep pushing until we get a higher minimum wage for hard-working americans across the entire country. it will be good for our economy. >> but, as the unemployment rate is heading in the right direction, will this wage hike have jobs taking a hike? hi, everyone, this is "bulls and bears." let's get right to it. the bulls and bears. gary b. smith. tracy burns. john nas max ferris. along with bernard whitman. ll pushing the minimum to the max push out jobs just as they're coming back? >> yes, absolutely, this is the wrong thing to do in an economy that's showing some signeds of recovery. remember, they're targeting the wrong people. this is a great union and democratic slogan to say, look at the ceo, how much he's making. you can't raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour? take mcdonald's nor example. they will tell you, they don't set the wages for the local franchises. these are your moms and pops. these are your neighbors out there. they can't afford -- they don't h
obama done as much as his predecessor? >> it's very phenomenal tha aids initiative and for global fund, which the u.s. participates with many other countries in giving. and bush took the leadership, but he had democrats really supporting him. now you've got president obama taking the lead, taking this to a new level and he's got strong republican support. so even though it's kind of exceptional, it's really made a huge difference that everyone's come together to have the u.s. lead the way. >> you are incredibly focused on the issue of giving. you have pledged along with warren buffett and mark zuckerberg to give a majority of your wealth to philanthropy. forbes lists you as the richest person in america at $72 billion. a lot of people ask this question. have you decided how much you are going to leave to your children? >> well, certainly melinda and i think that kids starting off with $1 billion or some huge -- any huge amount of wealth is not necessarily in their interest as well as in the interest of society, and so the vast majority of our money will go to the foundation and we are
a dozen countries will be here. united states president obama as well as two former presidents, presidents clinton and bush as well as their wives will be in attendance with many other american dignitaries. they will be joined by leaders of at least a dozen other countries. and more are continuing to join. >> madiba, this guy is the greatest. never like him and never see anything like him again. >> reporter: on sunday,,000s packs places of worship. different creeds and colors honoring the same man as father. >> it's a special mass for mr. madiba. peace. and we must hold that peace. so that where he is, he will be very pleased. >> reporter: tiers and cheers capturing the love of man deebia. but the greatest memorial may be the faces, black and white together. parents bring children who will live a life madiba helped make possible. >> they were born free and they express all the fruits of what he gave us. >> there is also loss. one man says he hasn't been able to sleep or eat since he heard the news. >> how can i live without madiba? i'm so sad. >> reporter: the long good-bye will continue a
nothing would stop you from electing the government of your choice. country's infrastructure. he met the white house, meeting with three sitting presidents. in 2002 george w. bush presented him with the medal of freedom. president obama met mandela once in 2005, when obama was a senator. after one term as president mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a variety of causes. when south africa hosted soccer's world cup tournament in july 2010 he made his last major public appearance at the final game. the crowd honoured him with a thunderous ovation. his third wife, grassa michelle, the former first lady of mozambique was at his side during his battles with prostate cancer and lung infections that hospitalized him in the end. >> never, and never again, that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another, and suffer the indignity of being the scum of the world. the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. god bless africa. thank you. nelson mandela dead at 95. >> let's get to the white house,
in washington and around the country, flags are at half staff to pay tribute to africa's first black president. president obama has ordered flags to remain at half staff until monday. it is friday morning. we are going to take your calls and reflections on nelson mandela. our phone lines are open. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. and our line for independents, (202) 585-3882. mail,an send us an e- journal@c-span.org or you can send us a tweet, @cspanwj. [video clip] i am not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the that thing i ever did involves politics was a protest against apartheid. his works and his writings. the day he was released from prison, a gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not their fears. globe, iany around the cannot imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. president as he paid tribute to nels
eloquent his speeches are or how much campaigning he does around the country. >> what do you think -- we probably have a slightly different take on this -- what do you think his preparation for the presidency? obviously, obama came into office in the first term with the world collapsing around him. and even republicans will say, look, that was a tough, tough take for him. and president bush 43 actually said to hank awlson, i'd like to help you, but i would do more harm than good at the end. so that's where we were in the chaos. but now the second term comes, and what's, i think, frustrating a lot of people who were obama supporters and were excited about him is there doesn't seem to be a clear idea about where he wants to go and how he wants to get there. we know from double down, the new book, that he walks into a staff meeting before the campaign finishes and says i want to go back to my agenda, climate change and immigration and the other things. and they're in a slight state of horror because they know those are not going to be the issues. so what do you think arthur would think abou
-working, optimistic kid has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. dr. king once said, of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking. not anymore. if you still don't like obama care, you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for. not just what you're against. >>> here at 30 rock, we are counting down to tonight's lighting of the famous rockefeller christmas tree. that war on christmas, a lot of hum bug, of course. but as president obama prepares to join in the national tree-lighting on friday, he's got a few other things to attend to. first, including a long list of policy goals that he wants to achieve for the american people. starting, of course, with the affordable care act. the affordable care for all. so just this afternoon, the president kept up his three-week push to promote the affordable care act. this time in a white house youth summit. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the word about how the affordable care act really works. what its benefits are, what its protections are. and most importantly, how people can sign up. i kno
says he wants to scrap obama care and replace it with a different kind of overhaul. >>> a top u.n. official says there is massive evidence linking the syrian regime including president assad to war crimes during the country's nearly 3-year-old civil war conflict. they say is complicates responsibility at the highest level including the head of the state and it linked syrian rebels to the commission of war crimes. >>> an american in cuba is appealing to president obama. alan gross wrote a letter and it's expected to be delivered today. in it, gross says the president should intervene personally in his case. this is part of a new strategy by gross' family to put direct pressure on the white house. "the washington post" obtained a copy of this letter. >>> it is 34 minutes past the hour. let's get a check of the weather. are we talking snow again? >> we are, but not yet. i'll start on the positive side this time, right? >> nice smile. thank you. >> on the southeast. let's talk about temperatures. look at these temperatures. they are amazing. in atlanta, 72 degrees. looks like as we
undocumented in this country and the record-setting aspects of the obama administration, families separated by deportation. my home was raided by i.c.e. on the same day i began my work in congress. the raid stemmed from a traffic stop. while i.c.e. is supposed to deportations for violent crimes they decided to go after my mother, who has never committed a violent crime. families being separated is nothing new. it is nearing the two million deportation mark. i had the opportunity to meet erica earlier today and i can tell you we will miss her service in this body for the member she worked for. she has her legal status thanks to president obama's deferred action program the result of the inaction of this body that the executive had to take action with the limited authority he has to give temporary reprieve to erica but no such help to her mother. who among us would choose between our job and our family wouldn't choose our family. as erica returns home to arizona, i wish her and her mother well and good luck in ensuring they can stay together in a country i hope values families just as it valu
in the country. but drivers across the u.s. are catching up. and over the next 12 years every new car will become more fuel efficient thanks to an agreement that president obama struck with 13 automakers including detroit's big three. >> the companies here today have endorsed our plan to continue increasing the mileage on their cars and trucks over the next 15 years. >> mileage targets for passenger cars will increase by two-thirds from about 30 miles per gallon this year to nearly 55 mpg there 2025. which means americans will be able to keep cutting back on their purchases at the pump. and that's where the bad news in this story starts. by definition, more efficient cars use less gas. when drivers buy less gas state and federal governments collect less in gas taxes. but those gas taxes, the federal levy of around 18 cents a gallon in taxes by the state of around 8 and 50 cents a gallon, they pay to maintain highways and bridges across the country. and that's already a huge problem. we begin tonight with that terrifying bridge collapse. >> reporter: take for example the news that broke in may whe
what obama -- shutting down businesses. these democrats have done enough. harry reid has not passed a budget in this country in six years. where is the outrage there? we have no budget. where's the outrage? we are a country with no budget. you run your household with no budget? they are stealing the money to go back to the campaigns, to a democrats. wake up and look at the democrats -- facts. this guy's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. clinton to run? our problems with obamacare limited to the website? the answer to the first question is no. first of all, i said nothing about this. not one word until the president himself spoke. it was obvious to me, listening him, that he wanted the feel that hele to had kept his commitment and that unders
the risk to our country. that, to me, is what we want to avoid. with that, i want to say again, thanks, john, for inviting me. thank you. [applause] >> south africa says president barack obama and the united nations secretary will be among the world leaders speaking at a mass memorial series for thousand mandela. expected to last about four hours for the stadium near johannesburg. we will cover the event live beginning 4:00 eastern tomorrow morning. >> i got upset with the press because they covered my mental health for the first few meetings i had. never showed up anymore and one day i was walking in the white house and met this woman who was one of the press people. nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. carter, mental health is just not a sexy issue. we toured the country, found out what was needed and developed legislation, and past of 1980al health system and it passed through congress he wasth before involuntarily retired from the white house. it was one of the greatest disappointments of my life. >> first lady rosalynn carter tonight at 9:00 eastern live on c-span and c-
. that never showed up in a more. this woman who was one of the press people. but we toured the country and found out what was needed. the mental systems act of 1980. it was passed before the incoming president determined. that is tonight on c-span and c-span3. >> president obama is on his way to south africa. he died last week at the age of 95. by formerited presidents george w. bush and former president clinton. the prime minister and other members of the house economy where there. this is one hour and a half. >> order. order. the house will wish to know how we proceed today. the questions will be carried over. office will announce consequential changes shortly. this is a special day for special tributes to a special .tatesman, nelson mandela i hope that as many members as possible will be able to contribute. contributions will continue until 10:00 p.m.. the house will also wish to know that there will be an event to commemorate and celebrate the life and achievements of nelson mandela taking place in westminster hall on thursday the 12th of december. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> nel
, it's being staged across the country today. >> fast food workers will stage another walkout. they are demanding a $15 hour minimum wage. >> the walkouts come a day after president obama weighed in on the issue. susan saulny has more on the issue from washington. >> reporter: calling income inequality a defining issue of our time, president obama tried to make a case for tackling the growing economic gap between the rich and poor. the president says he will push congress to boost the minimum wage above the current $7.25 an hour. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. >> reporter: president obama said it was an issue to him as someone who grew up in a sometimes struggling middle-class family. >> there is no evidence that higher minimum wage jobs and raises low wage work area boosts short-term economic growth. >> reporter: the president's comments comes amid rising discontent from the middle and lower wage workers. workers at the largest emp
, abc news, johannesburg. >> alex, thank you. >>> president obama called himself one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela. he ordered flags at the white house and across the country to be lowered to half staff. karen travers has reaction from around the world. ♪ >> reporter: outside of the home where nelson mandela died, they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: that sense of historical loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> reporter: to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed? >> reporter:. >> reporter: as a young ma
cities. single digits in the northern rockies. 30s in the pacific northwest. >>> now the obama administration is praising the fixes to healthcare.gov there are still some americans who have no plans to sign up. 28% o poly te enr 17% of americans are uninsured. >>> immigration adctes the country are going witho on this the largest group of fasters has been camped out on the nationa mall for thpas serena mrom washington. >> reporter: it's been 22 days and their bodies have finally had enough. >> it's my prayer the commitment and the love of those fasters and their fellow human beings will change hearts and minds in our congress. >> reporter: ending their fast for immigration reform, but not before passing the fast off to a new group. >> we end one fast and begin another. we will draw attention to the importance of immigration reform. >> reporter: the fast which first began november 12th, now in the fourth week and capt country, including prest hopes to bring the house esenl ca vote on immigration reform where it hasled >> age ens how desperaon i >> epornew
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